Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Happy Birthday

I'm thrilled to be guest designing this month with the talented DT at The Male Room.  Our first challenge is one I think you'll like:  Add a Tag.  
I took the opportunity to pull out a very old & neglected stamp--no dies when I bought it, but so easy to fussy cut.  The Paula Best sentiment stamp is also a fun oldie. I thought the bright stripes in the printed paper worked for a festive card with my Tim Holtz star dies.  
The paper is also embossed with a Cuttlebug star folder. Fun to also use an eyelet (remember them?!) & these little star embellishments I've had forever.  Hope I've inspired you to put a tag on a masculine card & join the challenge! Thanks so much for taking time to stop by my blog.
Edited to add: Entering Seize the Birthday without the option.
Edited to add: Also entering Retro Rubber to use ribbon or twine.  Time is hard to keep track of, but the tag & the sentiment are older than 5 years--probably 10 or more.  I bought the tag from a gal who worked with me & sold Close to my Heart & the sentiment was at a stamp convention.
RRCB16

34 comments:

  1. YAY for you Greta, so HAPPY for you too!! I love this card. The bright happy colors the star adorned tag and the fantastic embossed stars!! You rocked your guesting debut!!

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  2. Congratulations on being the guest designer! Good for you. Your choice is a terrific male card. I love the bright colors and the embossed paper.

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  3. Congrats!! Ad what a super card to boot!! Love it!

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  4. Hi Greta - so pleased to have you as our Guest Designer this month. I absolutely love this card - the paper and embossed background are just super. Love the simple birthday tag with all those stars. Great work, thank you xxx

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  5. Congrats on your GD spot! You deserve it! Great masculine card with the happy colours on the embossed bg with the matching stars!

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  6. Big congrats on your guest design assignment! Your card is wonderful with all those stars! Great design and color! It's a perfect masculine card...love it!

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  7. Love the embossed stripy paper background, super idea. And yes I do remember eyelets and still have loads waiting to come back into favour! Great to have you as GD at The Male Room this month.

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  8. I do remember eyelets! In fact I used some recently. Whenever I use them now I always squash them. I don't remember squashing them so much back in the day. I guess I need to not hammer so heavily! Love this card! The kraft paired with the happy stripes. It is a winner!

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  9. Congratulations, Greta, on the Guest Design gig! They are lucky to have you! Your card is spectacular! The embossed patterned paper? Hello! Genius!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Congratulations on your Guest Design Greta :) the way the stars are bursting from the tag, looks so very cool !

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  11. congrats on your guest designer spot, my friend... very well deserved!! super fun masculine card!!

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  12. Oh my, this is AWESOME!!!!!
    Congrats too!!!!

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  13. WOW a great masculine card Greta. Love it. Congrats on your guest spot.

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  14. I must CASE this for a masculine card...this is just stunning! I love all those stars the background that is embossed with stars! Awesome card and congrats on the guest spot!

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  15. Fabulous design work here, Greta! Yes, I remember eyelets. I got suckered in to buy a huge kit way back in the day. The punch that came with it always tore my paper. I think this is the perfect kind of card for a guy - it is bright and happy without being feminine.

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  16. Beautiful card Greta!! Congrats!!

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  17. This is starapalooza! Awesome card!

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  18. Congrats to you Greta! So excited for you and so well deserved too. What a fabulous card too, just love those embossed stars on that beautiful patterned paper and what a wonderful tag, love all those stars!

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  19. I love your card, it's so perfectly tied together with the colours and the stars, brilliant! Good to have you with us this challenge at TMR.

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  20. Congrats on the GD, Greta!
    Love the stripes, embossing, tag, & embellishments.
    Beautifully done!

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  21. Congratulaions on your GD spot, Greta! What a fabulous card ... such starry stripy brilliance ... a fun and fantastic masculine card! Anita :)

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  22. Congrats to you Greta!
    I love tag and cards and when they're so well tied together, it's even better!

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  23. Congratulations Greta! I love the wonderful fun card you made. The embossed stars in the background are beautiful!

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  24. What a bright, gorgeous starry creation! The texture in the background is perfect.

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  25. Congrats on your well deserved Guest DT spot, Greta! LOVE this card ~ Your embossed stars with your die cuts and striped papers are fabulous! Especially on Kraft! Perfect for a guy!

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  26. Loving the gorgeous background paper, the colours are just great for a masculine card. Great to have you along with us at The Male Room.
    Chris

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  27. What a fun card! I love the texture and colors!! Perfect for fun masculine card. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber's ribbon challenge.

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  28. Love the tag with great color choices, textures and die cuts! Thanks so much for sharing with us at RRBC!

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  29. Great tag card, Greta. Has a wonderful masculine feel!

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  30. Popping back to say thank you because I see you entered your awesome card in the Retro Rubber Blog Challenge! Mwah! Darnell

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  31. I love the rainbow colors in your designer paper and the repeat in the stars! Very cheery! Thanks for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week.

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  32. Really love your super fun card! Thanks so much for doing the challenge!

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  33. Congrats on your GD role and wow, wow, wow! You've created a marvelous masculine card! The stripes, the stars, the tag..definitely handsome and striking!
    Hugs~c

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